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Full circle for Third World with ‘More Work To Be Done’

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:25 AM
Third World
Third World

Reggae Ambassadors Third World are set to release their 22nd studio album titled More Work to Be Done on August 16. Produced by multi-Grammy-award-winning artist-producer Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, it features Chronixx, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal, Pressure Busspipe, Tessanne Chin, and Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley.

“It certainly is full circle. Our first tour back in 1975 was opening for Bob Marley, and now, in 2019, our latest project is produced by Bob Marley’s youngest son, Damian Marley. We call him nephew, and this nephew of ours is out of the top drawer. Besides being a world-class performer, he is an amazing producer, composer, songwriter, and we whole heartedly invite all music lovers to take a listen to the magic Gong and Third World created together. Yes, there is More Work to Be Done says Stephen “Cat” Coore.

Established in 1973, Third World has transformed the way people experience reggae worldwide. The six-member band made their debut travelling in 1975 as an opening act for the Bob Marley & the Wailers’ World Tour. Since then, the group has pioneered the genre with an extensive catalogue of charted hits. Awarded and recognised for their musical contribution by the National Black Arts and honoured by the Caribbean American Heritage Awards. Third World are also recipients of the United Nations Peace Medal and has received 10 Grammy nominations.

CLARK’S PASSING

This marks their first full studio album release since the passing of the group’s veteran vocalist William Clark, aka Bunny Rugs in 2014.

More Work to Be Done brings together sounds from every corner of the globe. Lead singer AJ Brown delivers smooth and powerful vocals with the accompaniment of the entire band’s harmonies throughout the album, bringing out that true signature Third World sound in every song. With a touch of new flavour, inspired by the band’s vision and their producer and “nephew” Jr Gong, the album ranges from traditional to contemporary roots-reggae, lovers rock, jazz-infused rhythms to heavy-hitting dancehall with driving bass – an 11-song masterpiece that demonstrates these accomplished musicians’ consistency, growth and transformation.

On Friday, Third World released their third single featuring reggae star Chronixx titled Na Na Na.

More Work to Be Done will be available on CD, cassette tape, and vinyl.